Lifts and Platforms

More important, articulated boom lifts have the propensity for the bucket to catapult the worker from the bucket on occasion.  If the boom is extended while the unit is being moved, a small curb, obstruction, or floor hole cover could cause the arm to exaggerate the movement in the bucket and throw the worker from it.  This is why the use of fall arrest system is critical for work in articulated boom equipment.

See “Introduction to Fall Protection, 4th Edition” page 178.

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